Chiropractic care is not only intended to help with back and neck pain, but we can assist you with foot pain as well. At Optimal Spine Chiropractic, serving Aberdeen, MD, and the surrounding areas, we provide a variety of treatment options for foot pain. Keep reading to learn more about foot pain and how we can help you.
Common Causes of Foot Pain
Chronic pain in your feet can be caused by a few different reasons. Let’s look at some of the most common causes of this condition.
This condition is caused by a tightening of the plantar fascia. This is a tough band of tissue that runs up the middle of the foot. This tissue can become tight and rigid. This will cause a great deal of pain in the foot and even in the toes.
Another common cause of foot pain is neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is caused by damaged nerves. This condition will create a sensation of burning, tingling, numbness, weakness, and pain. Because the feet are the farthest extremity, this is often where neuropathy can cause a lot of pain as peripheral nerves continue to misfire pain signals. This condition can also cause hand pain. This condition can be caused by bad blood circulation, high blood sugar, infections, auto immune disease, or personal injuries.
Our Chiropractor Can Help
Regardless of the cause of your foot pain, our chiropractor can help. Let’s take a look at how a chiropractor can help with each of these types of foot pain:
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
When you first visit the chiropractor, your feet will be examined to determine what is causing your pain. If it is determined that plantar fasciitis is the problem, a treatment plan can be created for you. This plan will often include special exercises that you will perform at home for several weeks. You may also be given orthotics to wear in your shoes. These inserts will help to stretch out the plantar fascia tissue.
If your foot pain is caused by neuropathy, the chiropractor will do further diagnostics to determine which nerves are being affected. Treatment can include correcting the environment in the body to optimize healing. This often starts with spinal adjustment, but can also include other types of treatment and lifestyle changes as well.
Steps will be taken to increase blood flow to the area, and nerve stimulation treatments will also be started.
To learn more about our services, contact us at Optimal Spine Chiropractic, serving Aberdeen, MD, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at 410-273-5351 if you have feet pain.